Record breaking DGL

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It appears that eSports is really taking off in South Africa.  The 2013 Winter Leg registrations have closed and the Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) has seen record number of teams and players across a variety of games.

Starcraft 2 saw huge improvements over the Summer Leg, pulling in 205 players.  The 2v2 also had good turnout with 42 teams.  Yet Dota 2 was the real record breaker

In the time of registrations, the DGL managed to get 151 teams to register for the Dota 2 DGL Winter Leg which shows why the game is so popular. This marks quite an achievement for both Dota 2 and the Telkom DGL as it’s easily the biggest Dota 2 competition hosted in South Africa and breaks the previous DGL record of 117 teams registered (for the Summer Leg this year). 

Numbers have grown since the Summer Leg, showing that competitive gaming is growing in South Africa… and that gamers don’t mind the cold!  Looking forward to some excellent gameplay in the upcoming Winter Leg.  For the full details on numbers of entries across the various games, you can read the article here.

Will you be competing in or following the Winter Leg of the DGL?  When the games start on 4 June, it will be interesting to see who shows promise – before we know it, the end of the year will be upon us, bringing with it the Do Gaming Championships (DGC)!  Great to see so much competition for the top spot.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2013

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